Here are some of some favorite charity organizations making specific efforts to help children… Do you have a particular charity that you support? Recommend it in the comment box below!
- Angel Tree – Click HERE for more information.
The Angel Tree organization reaches out to children whose parents are in prison. Volunteers are able to choose from a wide selection of children of all ages, girls and boys, who have an angel card filled out with something their parents wrote that they need. For most of these children, their angel tree gift will be the only present they have to open on Christmas Day. Check out the website for a list of locations hosting their own angel tree.
- Toys for Tots – Click HERE for more information.
With several locations around the country, you can drop off a purchased toy to donate to children in need.
- Operation Christmas Child (sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse) – Click HERE for more information.
During the holidays, Samaritan’s Purse works to distribute Christmas shoeboxes to children that includes a variety of items such as toys, school supplies, and toiletries. You can visit the website to see a list of items that are needed for the shoeboxes and build your own box online. Alternately, a donation of $35 pays for one full shoebox.
- Make a Wish Foundation – Click HERE for more information.
What better time of year to make a child’s wish come true? Go to the Make a Wish Foundation website to make a donation.
- Family Giving Tree (sponsored by My Two Front Teeth) – Click HERE for more information.
The website offers a list of toys and other goods that are always needed this time of year to distribute to disadvantaged children and families. You can also make a monetary donation online.
- World Vision – Click HERE for more information.
Through World Vision, you can give a variety of gifts to children all over the globe. Gifts include medicine, livestock, educational materials, and clean water.
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